Jack Jablonski is asking for support in his “Walk to Victory Over Paralysis.” He’s taking part in a treadmill walkathon Saturday at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, where he made his incredible recovery after he was paralyzed in a high school hockey game on Dec. 30, 2011.
The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year contract. The deal was announced on Tuesday. Zucker will have a two-way contract for this season and a one-way contract for next season. Players on one-way deals are paid the same, whether they are in the NHL or the AHL.
The Minnesota Wild continue their developmental camp, and one name to watch down the road hails from Grand Rapids, Minn. Avery Peterson came back for his senior season at Grand Rapid High School, and won Mr. Hockey in the state.
The Minnesota Wild have made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: defenseman Jonathon Blum, right wing Justin Fontaine, goalie Darcy Kuemper, right wing Nino Niederreiter and left wing Jason Zucker.
The 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone and the next generation of Minnesota Wild players have been chosen. My previous blog went into detail about 1st round pick Alex Tuch. Here is what you need to know about the other players drafted by Minnesota.
The best way to describe the 2014 NHL Draft is forward heavy. If you need a center or a wing there is a good chance you can get one in this draft. That’s exactly what the Minnesota Wild did Friday night as they selected Alex Tuch with the 18th pick overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Otherwise it was a pretty quiet night for Minnesota.
You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …
The Minnesota Wild will start the regular season by renewing a brewing rivalry. The Wild open at home against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Oct. 9.
The Minnesota Wild have finalized their slate of six exhibition games prior to the upcoming season. The Wild announced Wednesday they’ll play tuneups against Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and St. Louis twice each, once at home and once on the road. The first preseason contest is Sept. 22 at Winnipeg, followed by a Sept. 25 game at Pittsburgh. The Wild host the Jets on Sept. 27 and the Penguins on Sept. 29.
When the Minnesota Wild hired Mike Yeo as a first-time NHL head coach, he fit their criteria for a bench boss who could develop several top, young players. Yeo has undergone his own growth in that time, too, and the Wild were satisfied enough with the results on both fronts to make another commitment to him. After his three-year contract extension was finalized last weekend, Yeo appeared with general manager Chuck Fletcher at a news conference Friday to discuss the deal and the team’s future.
Well, the stage for the Lord Stanley Cup Playoffs is set. The first puck will drop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday where the Kings will take on the New York Rangers. As you might imagine there are dozens of ecstatic fans of both teams here at CBS Local Sports National headquarters. We do, however, have one resident hardcore Chicago Blackhawks fan; Field Operations Manager Stan Pillman who has a few things to say about last night’s loss. Here are the top five things Blackhawks fans are saying about last night’s thrilling Game 7 loss, according to Stan.
Mike Yeo’s three-year run in Minnesota has been anything but easy. The Wild coach has had to navigate key injuries to his roster, his own growing pains in his first NHL head coaching job and the considerable expectations brought forth when the team’s owner spent nearly $200 million on two players two summers ago.
Tougher rules are coming to high school hockey due, in part, to an accident that paralyzed a Minnesota player. The National Federation of State High School Associations has moved to increase the penalty time for checking from behind and boarding.
It wasn’t supposed to end this way. Going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, many people didn’t give the Minnesota Wild a chance to win it all. The Wild finished with 98 points on the season, clinching the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference and a date with the Central Division champion Colorado Avalanche.
Throughout an up-and-down season, the Minnesota Wild lagged behind the leaders of the Central Division. With an extended test against two of the top teams in the playoffs, though, the Wild clearly passed.